In breaking news, Apple has delayed the promised Group FaceTime feature in iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave until “later this fall.” If you’ve ever needed to load the desktop version of a mobile Web site on your iPhone or disable your content blocker to get a page to work properly, Adam Engst’s TipBITS article will help. Sharon Zardetto takes a deep dive into the System Preferences window, sharing tips for arranging the preference panes alphabetically, opening them more quickly, and even hiding unused panes. Finally, Jeff Porten explores the movie subscription service Sinemia and other alternatives to the troubled MoviePass. Notable Mac app releases this week include Panorama X 10.1, Fission 2.4.3, and Farrago 1.2.1.
A developer has noticed that Group FaceTime, one of the marquee features of iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 Mojave, won’t make the initial release of those operating systems. Missed ship dates are starting to become a habit for Apple.
Now and then, when you’re browsing the Web in Safari in iOS, you might want to load the desktop version of a site or reload a page without your content blocker enabled. Here’s how to do that, but beware that it may not work as desired.
System Preferences is an essential tool that lets you customize your Mac in numerous ways. Learn how to customize System Preferences itself, the different ways you can open it, and how to navigate quickly to the pane you need.
With the financial troubles at MoviePass making headlines, Jeff Porten reviews the competing service Sinemia, and rounds up similar subscription services offered by two theater chains.
Significant release for the RAM-based relational database for macOS includes a long list of changes. ($100 new, free update, 45.3 MB)
Corrects a bug that caused a hang when adding files together. ($29 new, free update, 9.0 MB)
Makes a couple of improvements to the soundboard application's MIDI support. ($39 new, free update, 14.1 MB)